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Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

The Iron Ones Enjoying Great Bundesliga Campaign

Two of the Bundesliga’s most in-form teams go head-to-head in the last 16 of the DFB-Pokal when Union Berlin hosts Wolfsburg on Tuesday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the German top-flight league.

Let’s check the latest Soccer news, stats, injury reports, and Soccer lines for Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg. We’ve got plenty of Soccer picks for you to consider.

Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Union Berlin's German forward Kevin Behrens - Ronny Hartmann/AFP

Union Berlin: Flying High

Having achieved promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in the club’s history just three years ago, it is no surprise that the club has never prevailed in the German Cup. However, it surprisingly reached the final as a third-tier side in the 2000-01 season, losing 2-0 to Schalke.

The home team kicked off the cup campaign with a 2-1 success over amateur side Chemnitzer. Then faced Heidenheim in the second round, winning 2-0. Union picked up a 3-2 win over Hertha Berlin at this stage of the tournament last season and will be looking to pick up a win here as well.

Union Berlin continues to fly high under Urs Fischer, with its fifth consecutive derby win against Hertha Berlin on Saturday moving it within one point of league leaders Bayern Munich. With a Europa League knockout tie against Ajax awaiting it in February, Fischer may be torn about adding another competition to the mix after missing out on Champions League qualification by a single point last season.

Union Berlin will be without midfielders Morten Thorsby and Andras Schafer due to injuries, but otherwise, Urs Fischer has a fully fit squad at his disposal. With Union Berlin challenging for the Champions League spots and still remaining in the hunt for the Europa League, we could see some changes in the starting lineup, so it’s risky to include it in our soccer picks and parlays.

Wolfsburg: Scoring Goals for Fun

Wolfsburg faced Carl Zeiss Jena in the first round of the DFB Pokal, winning 1-0 via a late Omar Marmoush goal. Then it played Eintracht Braunschweig in the next round, picking up a 2-1 win with Mattias Svanberg and Jakub Kaminski contributing to the scoresheet.

Wolfsburg’s 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen on the road ended an 11-game unbeaten run across all competitions and the team will be determined to return to winning ways here. It is firmly in contention to secure a European qualification place come the end of the campaign should it continue its recent form.

Having been thrown out of the DFB-Pokal last season for using too many substitutes during its 3-1 win against fourth-division outfit Preussen Munster, Wolfsburg will be eager to go all the way and lift the trophy. The team will be without brothers Lukas and Felix Nmecha due to knee and thigh injuries, respectively. If you’re betting online, you should expect an entertaining contest with at least three goals.

Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg Head-to-Head

Union Berlin averaged 2.9 goals per game in Bundesliga, which sounds high but it is the second-lowest average in the league.

Four of Wolfsburg’s five league defeats have come on the road, keeping seven clean sheets in the league this season, the second-highest behind Freiburg.

There have been 10 meetings between Union and Wolfsburg. The hosts won three of those games, the visitors won four times, and three matches finished in a draw. Both sides have alternated wins in their last four meetings, with the Berlin outfit picking up a 2-0 win in their most recent fixture back in September.

Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg Match Information

  • Match: Union Berlin (11-3-4) vs Wolfsburg (8-5-5)
  • Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei, Berlin
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg Live stream: fubo.tv

Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total Team Total
Union Berlin pk -155 +130 O2½ +120 /
Wolfsburg pk +125 +220 U2½ -150 /
Draw +225

The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.

Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg Picks and Prediction

The hosts enter this clash as favorites, priced at +130 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.

With Union Berlin challenging for the Champions League spots and still in the hunt for the Europa League, we can see Wolfsburg possessing a little more eagerness to win this match. On top of that, the hosts might rest some of their key players. We expect a high-scoring affair, but we will avoid the moneyline.

The Wolfsburg are listed at +220 in our Vegas German DFB-Pokal lines This means that if you wager $100 on Wolfsburg, you have a chance to win $220. The Union Berlin are +130, offering a chance to win $130 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Wolfsburg a 31.25% chance to win, with Union Berlin at 43.48%.

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